FDA Close to ApprovingDrug Derived from Marijuana
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 814 , Segment 3
Episode: Gina Haspel and America's Torture History, Cancer-Hunting Dogs, Trapping Pythons
- May 17, 2018 11:00 pm
- 15:33 mins
Guest: Timothy Welty, PharmD, Professor and Chair of Clinical Science, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Drake University The FDA is on the verge of approving the first prescription drug made from marijuana. The new medicine contains a compound found in marijuana called cannabidiol (CBD) and has been shown to reduce seizures in patients with epilepsy. But unlike other forms of medical marijuana, CBD isn’t psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with marijuana.